Tip Top Run Races Near The Lagoon

by The Editors on March 4, 2015

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On World Water Day (March 14, 2015) Poseidon Water, Tip Top Meats, and the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation are hosting a 10k and 5K run/walk.

Join us to celebrate a healthy lagoon! It’s our 5th Annual Fun Run from one of 2 starting points around our Lagoon. . . Caulerpa Taxifolia (Killer Algae) threatened the health and recreational use of our lagoon, but we won! Lets Celebrate! . . Enjoy a Tip Top lunch at the Discovery Center with shuttle transportation back to your starting point. Also featuring our World Water Day Festival, where our visitors learn about sustainable water practices. All entries include t-shirt, bib, lunch fromTip Top Meats, and entry into World Water Day.

For more info on the run and how you can register, please click the link.

[Link: Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation]

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Sara Watkins & Friends At NVA

by The Editors on March 4, 2015

Fiddle player Sara Watkins & Friends bring their fresh brand of bluegrass folk to the New Village Arts Theatre on Saturday, March 7, 2015. And yes, if you hurry there are still tickets available right here. The New Village Arts Theatre is located in the heart of the Village of Carlsbad, California at 2787 State St.

[Link: New Village Arts]

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Boys & Girls Clubs Teach Swimming Free

by The Editors on March 3, 2015

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For the past two years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad California has been making sure the young members of its community stay safe when in and around water.

Among children under 15, drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths. In Carlsbad, there are many children who live within a mile of the ocean but do not know how to swim.

“As a member of the Carlsbad community, the Boys & Girls Club recognizes the importance of water safety classes for youth, and we are fortunate to offer these classes regardless of a family’s financial situation,” said Aquatics Coordinator Laura Smith. “This is an important life skill, and I feel fortunate that I can be a part of a program that fosters continued development of water skills and confidence.”

The Club is currently looking for a sponsor to continue this important program. In the past funding for this free program was provided by LA84, Toyota Carlsbad, and the Sempra Energy Giving Fund. For more information, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Señor Grubby’s Hosts The Carlsbad Art Wall

by The Editors on March 2, 2015

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Señor Grubby’s Justin Jachura and art collaborator Bryan Synder.

A collaboration between Señor Grubby’s and Carlsbad Village street artist Bryan Snyder will see the work of selected LA street artists featured on Grubby’s East wall over the coming months. According to Snyder the goal of the Carlsbad Art Wall is to:

. . . serve as a conduit between aspiring artists and professional artists, to provide a platform to engage and educate the Carlsbad community in the creative act of large scale public painting and to introduce a variety of new art and creative processes to the Carlsbad community. . . The project begins with Los Angles street artist Bumblebeelovesyou. Through artwork including large scale stencil portraits of children and beehive installations in abandoned phone booths, Bumblebeelovesyou brings attention to children homelessness and the impact of modernity on nature. His artwork is is whimsical, playful and exudes a sense of childish innocence, freedom and joy.

Each month a new artist will take over the wall to share their own view of the world around them. The Carlsbad Art Wall kicks off on Friday March 6, 2015 at Señor Grubby’s. Señor Grubby’s is located at 377 Carlsbad Village Dr, in Carlsbad, California.

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Bike + Walk Carlsbad’s First Dog Walk

by The Editors on February 23, 2015

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The crew behind Walk + Bike Carlsbad would like to invite you on their very first Walk + Bike Carlsbad dog walk.

Bring your dog, borrow a dog, bring a friend’s dog or simply plan to come without a dog and enjoy the walk and someone else’s dog. Our furry friends help keep us active, so having a dog walk is a natural fit for our walking meetup.

The walk starts at Wesco Pet at 2855 Roosevelt St., in Carlsbad, California at 3:30 p.m. on February 27, 2015. If you would like to RSVP in advance you can do it right here.

[Link: Bike + Walk Carlsbad]

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The Marvel Experience Extended Remix

by The Editors on February 19, 2015

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Have you been driving home to Carlsbad on the 5 lately and noticed a village of white inflatable buildings at the Del Mar Fair Grounds? That’s what promoters are calling “the world’s first hyper-reality tour” a.k.a. The Marvel Experience. It was slated to end on Sunday, February 22, 2015, however, the attraction has extended its run until March 1, 2015.

“The enthusiasm we’ve seen from San Diego audiences has been nothing short of overwhelming,” said Hero Ventures’ COO Doug Schaer and CEO Rick Licht, in a joint statement. “We are so grateful for how this city, home of Comic-Con International, has embraced The Marvel Experience, and we are excited to be able to stick around a little bit longer.” . . . This first-of-its-kind premier touring experience features a thrilling motion ride, the world’s only 360-degree Stereoscopic 3D Dome, a wide range of technologically advanced interactive and immersive elements, state of the art projection techniques and dozens of Marvel’s most popular Super Heroes.

If you’re into the whole super hero thing in general or Marvel comics in particular you should probably check this out. Ticket sare $27.50 each and can be purchased by clicking right here. Follow the jump for all the official details. [click to continue…]

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Epic Teen Nights: Party In The Park

by The Editors on February 18, 2015

D3Aa3Eec-3Cfc-4Ab6-98E8-5A8Db1162544This Saturday, February 21, 2015 the City of Carlsbad will be hosting an Epic Teen Nights Party In The Park from 5 to 9 PM, at Calavera Hills Community Center.

City of Carlsbad presents a new teen event, Epic Teen Nights: Party at the Park on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 5 to 9 p.m., at Calavera Hills Community Center. Teens from 11 to 15 years old will enjoy age-appropriate activities, dancing, contests and more. . . Parents can drop off teens for a fun-filled night complete with a black-light dance room, GameTruck, Zorb ball races, an outdoor movie, an inflatable dodgeball arena and more. . . Teens can Instagram shots from the photo booth, compete in Kendama contests and test their fashion design skills with trash bags and duct tape in the “Garbage Runway” contest. Prizes are provided by event sponsor Big Bear Resorts. . . Only middle and high school students are allowed to attend, and participants must show a school ID. The event will chaperoned. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

Tickets for the event are $8 at the door, but they’re only $6 if you register online in advance. For more info click the link. The Calavera Hills Community Center is located at 2997 Glasgow Dr, in Carlsbad, California.

[Link: Epic Teen Nights]

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Carlsbad’s Date To Make A Difference

by The Editors on February 17, 2015

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On Thursday, Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m., the City of Carlsbad will host Make a Date to Make a Difference, or mad2mad, at 83 Degrees restaurant, 660 Carlsbad Village Drive. Mad2mad is an event designed to encourage members of the millennial generation, generally those born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s, to give back to their community.

“Mad2mad is a great opportunity for millennials to meet new people, enjoy free appetizers and find out about great organizations where they can volunteer in the community,” said City of Carlsbad Volunteer Coordinator Sue Irey. “We are focusing on one-day volunteer opportunities as a way to invite this generation to continue their commitment to volunteer service.”

For the official word and all the details from the City, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Carlsbad Student Gets $10,000 Scholarship

by The Editors on February 17, 2015

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad have named their Youth of the Year for 2015 and it is Vanessa Garcia.

Well deserving of this prestigious award, Vanessa has a remarkable work ethic and sets a great example for her peers. At Carlsbad High she takes three AP classes, plays on the junior varsity basketball team, and dedicates her weekends to the Young Marines. She dreams of attending medical school and becoming a surgeon. . . “Vanessa is a true representation of our Club. She grew up here – she’s been a member for four years – and has blossomed into an amazing young woman,” said Teen Program Director Abby Snyder. “Her dedication and motivation to be the best she possibly can be is remarkable. Vanessa is on the way to a truly bright future.”

Samantha Bowen and Marcos Faust were named runners up. For the official word from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Lancer Dancers In The Top 5 At Nationals

by The Editors on February 13, 2015

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The Carlsbad High School Lancer Dancers returned from the 2015 Universal Dance Association’s (UDA) National Championships with 4th place in Jazz and 5th place in hip-hop out of more than 100 team competing January 31 – February 1, 2015. This was the third consecutive year that the Lancer Dancers placed among the top five teams in the nation in both Hip Hop and Jazz.

“We are so proud of the results our girls achieved at Nationals,” said Lancer Dancers Booster Club President, Michelle Ginn. “The countless hours of practice and preparation leading up to Nationals paid off, as the team finished in the top five in both Hip Hop and Jazz categories. It’s quite an achievement to consistently finish at or near the top, as the levels of talent and competition get tougher each year. The team has a long tradition of success. The Lancer Dancers have earned 14 National Titles in jazz and hip-hop.

If you’d like to check out their performances on video click right here. [click to continue…]

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